I stopped to investigate this tree, which caught my eye because it is white with lichens all the way from the ground to the tiniest shoots in the crown.
I'm not sure who owns this land, it could be Merck Pharmaceuticals which has its world headquarters beyond the woods - but this part of it appears to have been an orchard long ago.
Now, just so Peapack-Gladstone Bank doesn't think I was picking on their Pottersville Branch in this post, I took some photos around the Wacovia Bank which is housed in a charming converted colonial home, in Whitehouse.
That big tree has bark that is icy blue. I think perhaps this was once the site of a home, long since demolished. There is an old pump.
I suspect it was a homesite because otherwise these giant trees would have been logged over a century ago.
All I had for scale was my glove. It's a chestnut brown, right in the center in front of this trunk. It's really a huge tree.
And a close look of trees along the bank shows that younger trees are failing just as are the older ones.